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Published on April 16, 2008

Author: amatulli

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Description

River Testing

River Woods Stream Study

Park Rules Which river is flowing through River Woods Park?

Which river is flowing through River Woods Park?

Where does the Clinton River empty into?

A Watershed Definition The total land area that contributes water (or drains into) a particular waterway. Can also be called a “ Drainage Basin”

A Watershed

Definition

The total land area that contributes water (or drains into) a particular waterway.

Can also be called a

“ Drainage Basin”

Is the Clinton River becoming cleaner? In the late 1960s the water resources commission deemed the Clinton River the “foulest river in Michigan.” Today the water quality is improving. The 80 miles of the main branch are considered generally swimmable and fishable.

In the late 1960s the water resources commission deemed the Clinton River the “foulest river in Michigan.”

Today the water quality is improving.

The 80 miles of the main branch are considered generally swimmable and fishable.

Where should we start our study?

You will be assigned to a group either: Physical and Macro Physical Survey is an inventory of the surrounding area Macro: You will study macroinvertebrates and the stream chemical testing

Physical Survey is an inventory of the surrounding area

Macro:

You will study macroinvertebrates and the stream chemical testing

SAFETY FIRST Lifejackets Listen to the adult supervisor Only enter water at macroinvertebrate site

Lifejackets

Listen to the adult supervisor

Only enter water at macroinvertebrate site

Physical Survey

Physical Survey includes Stream Velocity Weather Stream Habitats Stream Vegetation Contaminates in the area

Stream Velocity

Weather

Stream Habitats

Stream Vegetation

Contaminates in the

area

Stream Velocity: Speed and Distance To test velocity we mark off a distance and time an orange as it goes down the river

To test velocity we mark off a distance and time an orange as it goes down the river

Weather Conditions You must record weather conditions for the day Precipitation Air temperature Water temperature clouds

You must record weather conditions for the day

Precipitation

Air temperature

Water temperature

clouds

Record Stream Habitat Width Depth Water velocity Soil type: sand/loam, clay, organic Water clarity Water odor trash

Width

Depth

Water velocity

Soil type: sand/loam, clay, organic

Water clarity

Water odor

trash

Stream Vegetation Trees Shrubs Herbaceous plants Grass Bare Stream Shading 100-0% Bank Erosion

Trees

Shrubs

Herbaceous plants

Grass

Bare

Stream Shading 100-0%

Bank Erosion

Stream Habitat Riffles Runs Pools Eddies http://www.personal.psu.edu/staff/m/a/mab6/lessons.htm

Riffles

Runs

Pools

Eddies

http://www.personal.psu.edu/staff/m/a/mab6/lessons.htm

Woody Debris Abundant Common Rare none

Abundant

Common

Rare

none

Aquatic Plants Periphyton http://www.epa.gov/bioiweb1/html/periphyton.html Filamentous algae http://www.sfr.cas.psu.edu/water/filamentous%20algae.htm Macrophytes http://www.epa.gov/bioindicators/html/macrophytes.html

Periphyton http://www.epa.gov/bioiweb1/html/periphyton.html

Filamentous algae http://www.sfr.cas.psu.edu/water/filamentous%20algae.htm

Macrophytes http://www.epa.gov/bioindicators/html/macrophytes.html

Contaminants?

Riparian Vegetation

Macro invertebrate Study

Identifying pollution sensitive creatures

Chemical Testing pH Turbidity Dissolved Oxygen Ecoli

pH

Turbidity

Dissolved Oxygen

Ecoli

Photos to take at each station We must record our visit and data to analyze! Wildlife Pollutants Downstream Upstream Collection Vegetation Land Use

Wildlife

Pollutants

Downstream

Upstream

Collection

Vegetation

Land Use

CRWC http://www.crwc.org/programs/phase2/subwatersheds/clintonmain.html

http://www.crwc.org/programs/phase2/subwatersheds/clintonmain.html

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